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My Experience at a Bat Mitzvah

Posted Dec 2013

Here are some pictures that I drew at a recent Bat Mitzvah. I felt like it was a good drawing night. Will post more later.

I liked the look of these first two boys. I wonder if they know how their looks affect the Bat Mitzvah aged girls:

And here they are. The Bat Mitzvah aged girls:

This was an interesting group. The youngest one kept trying to make funny faces ~ as though I needed that :-) I'm glad when guests get excited with the Caricature process, but it does makes it more complicated for me to see what they really look like. So it takes more time to draw people who are partying-it-up. And especially when I'm drawing 5 people on a page (Of course, it takes at least twice as long to draw 2 people, and 3 times as long to draw 3 people..... and 5 times as long to draw 5 people! Especially when all done on the same page. Because I not only have to draw each face, but I also have to relate each face to the others and design a unique composition on the spot). So I ended up rushing through some of the other faces here. BTW, at some Parties, I am hired specifically to draw Everyone on one giant paper. In that case, I am able to see each person individually until the end when I'm finishing up the picture, coordinating everything together.:

I felt curious about this group. Am I mistaken, but are 12-year old girl's bodies getting a lot thinner than they used to be?

These 3 boys ~ so 13 years old. I guess we all go through it. We're all babies, then not babies anymore as we become school-children. Then not school children anymore as we step in towards becoming teenagers. Then not preteens anymore as we become teenagers. And not that anymore as we become....... Ahh, I see the passage of life. That every year there's a new group of 13-year-old boys replacing the ones that are no longer that age.

Wow ~ look at this picture. I never know what's going to pop up in front of me. I felt bowled over by her Power:

And the Red-head. Is there one in every class?

I like this picture :-) Especially how the woman in the picture kept raving about it. She even ran right to my hostess to show her how amazingly wonderful they thought this great amazing picture was. I just draw pictures. So I consider myself so fortunate when a guest is sooooo impressed. Thank You Lady. I'm glad I took this photo so I can remember you:

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Simple Fun

Posted Nov 2013

Here are some pictures that I drew at a simple afternoon Bar Mitzvah.

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Several Faces on One Page

Posted Nov 2013

I like to coordinate several faces on one page. But of course, it takes at least 2X as long to draw 2 people as it takes to draw one person. And it takes at least 5X as long to draw 5 people as it takes to draw one person. Even if they're all on the same paper. Especially if they're on the same paper. Because I not only have to draw the faces, comparing size of nose to size of mouth, comparing the placement of nose to placement of mouth, etc, but I also have to compare them to the other faces. And figure out an elaborate composition.

I don't mind. I'm happy to do it. As long as the people in the picture don't mind spending that time together. They all have to be available to the Artist the whole time the picture is being drawn ~ so she can compare them all together.

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what could they be thinking??

Posted May 2013

Well, I guess they were just in
Party Mode. A Happy Wild Bar Mitzvah Party.

This was a very unusual one. I was hired to draw at a man's 60's Birthday Party. But they had decided to do it as a recreation of his Bar Mitzvah ~ from when he was 13 years old. So there we were ~ with a bunch of 60 year olds trying to remember how they felt (and acted ~ yeow) when they were 13 years old. Okay.

I'm just there to help. Just Entertainment. But why why did they position me in front of the bathroom door, next to the loud musician, in a dark room with a RedRed light which couldn't even be toned down with the lights that I brought along. I'm not in charge. I go where they tell me to go.

Caricatures. Aces. It's amazing. But photos? They didn't come out so well under those conditions. I'm not set up to take but the simplest of photos. Just a quick photo from my iphone. Here are the ones that I managed to make usable by changing the lighting in PhotoShop.

People constantly walked between me and my easel to go to the Bathroom! Egads. Red light affecting the faces that I tried to see in the Dark. Couldn't communicate with the guests over the loud music. But I drew. We had a Blast! The Guests and I would have felt more comfortable if I wasn't right in front of the Bathroom door. I would have done a lot of things differently. What could this venue have been thinking??


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